Auditions for Fall 2013 show
"The Murder Room"
Written By Jack Sharkey
Directed for ITR by Gord Hawkes
2:30pm Sunday, June 2nd
7:00pm Monday, June 3rd
7:00pm Tuesday, June 4th
Auditions will involve a selection of cold readings from the play and some improvisation.
At the ITR Rehearsal hall
5488 Osgoode Main Street, Osgoode, ON
Casting Required to play:
Edgar Hollister - Member of the British landed gentry, father of Susan, 50's
Mavis Templeton Hollister - His recent bride, glamorous, shallow, mid 30's - young 50
Mrs. Lottie Molloy - Their housekeeper, matronly, efficient, has known Susan since she was a child, 50+
Abel Howard - A police constable, appears to be dimwitted but thorough
James Crandall - An inspector of police, quiet, stolid, doesn't betray his feelings, mid 30’s to 40’s
Susan Hollister - Edgar's daughter, energetic, breezy, just graduated from college in the US, early 20's
Barry Draper - Susan's American fiancé, solid and clever, early 20's to 30's
Requires exaggerated character acting and rapid fire delivery of lines. Use of British accents will be preferred for performances.
The Murder Room is a fabulous mystery farce concerning newly-weds Edgar and Mavis Hollister. Two days after their wedding Edgar discovers that Mavis - a nasty piece of work - is being unfaithful!
After her first attempt to kill Edgar by poisoning his cocoa - discovered when the cat dies instead - Mavis resorts to shooting him and then returning to her lover.
Chaos and complications reign supreme when it becomes obvious that the shots were blanks and that Edgar's body has vanished!
"Murder has never been this funny. A spoof of all crime thrillers ... it is good clean mirth all the way. The quick, smart, extremely well timed dialogue of Jack Sharkey comes through loud and clear [with] never a dull moment" ~ Times
"There are secret chambers, secret panels and trap lids galore. They're all operated by the most ridiculous contrivances and gloriously mucked up ... A high, mad melodrama" ~ Frank Harris.
November 15-16, 22-24
Please contact the director (Gord) at email@example.com or 613-701-2955
for any questions regarding audition details or if you wish to audition and are unable to attend the scheduled sessions.
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